Managing Director - Accounting and Transaction Advisory Services

Los Angeles, CA
ATS - Accounting and Transaction Advisory Services
Full-Time
CNM is recognized as one of the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” for the fourth consecutive year and named as one of Inc. 5000’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2018.” 

We are currently seeking a Managing Director to lead our Los Angeles practice, including executing complex technical accounting engagements, assisting as we continue to expand our current client base and building our team to support our growth throughout the region.
 
Overview:
Our Accounting and Transaction Advisory (ATS) team seeks a Managing Director to work with our very talented professionals on high profile projects requiring technical expertise. As a Managing Director, you will oversee the recruitment, training and development of a high performing team consisting of Senior Associates, Managers, Associate Directors and Directors. CNM teams are comprised of energetic individuals that work with technical accounting matters for exceptional companies ranging from fully funded, newly public, high growth entities to the largest entertainment and public companies.

Responsibilities:

    • Consult with clients in a variety of industries including technology, entertainment, retail and agriculture
    • Lead the work on various technical accounting projects including revenue recognition, business combinations, stock-based compensation, debt and equity transactions and IPO readiness
    • Ensure that teams provide high-quality client deliverables including financial statements and footnote disclosures in S-1, 10-K, 10-Q and 8K filings related to IPO, debt offerings and acquisitions
    • Communicate complex technical issues in relatable terms to firm clients as well as internal employees
    • Remain current with technical accounting literature and train internal employees in areas including revenue recognition, equity issues, consolidations, derivatives, fair value measurements, EPS calculations, acquisitions, inventory and share-based payments
    • Assist in building capabilities including training and developing a team to successfully manage and exceed client expectations on projects of varying levels of complexity
    • Oversee successful project completion by prioritizing Director, Manager and Senior Associate tasks and managing day-to-day aspects of staffing, client relationships and projects
    • Build the firm through collaborative practice development efforts while meeting established revenue goals
    • Ensure that teams are effective and provide thoughtful conflict resolution resources and tools as needed
    • Successfully maintain and build client relationships
    • Mentor and develop skill sets that are consistent with CNM culture including equally high amounts of EQ and IQ
    • Negotiate the scope of work, bill rates and budgets for new projects and some recurring projects at existing clients
    • We value promoting from within and are eager to promote our Managing Directors to Partner. Here is a sample of Partner expectations:
    • Develop firm growth through practice development at new and existing clients
    • Collaborate with Partner group in setting strategic direction and growth of the firm including the geographical expansion of new offices, building high performing teams and the identification and addition of complementary services


    • We value promoting from within and are eager to promote our Managing Directors to Partner. Here is a sample of Partner expectations:
    • Develop firm growth through practice development at new and existing clients
    • Collaborate with Partner group in setting strategic direction and growth of the firm including geographical expansion of new offices, building high performing teams and the identification and addition of complementary services

Qualifications:

    • Minimum 10 years of public accounting experience in advisory plus at least two years of industry or a minimum of 12 years of public accounting experience
    • At least 5 years in the local market; able to build consultative, professional relationships locally
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, CPA; Master’s or MBA degree
    • Demonstrated track record as subject matter expert (SME) to advise clients on technical accounting issues
    • Deep experience researching and resolving complex accounting issues within the US GAAP structure
    • High quality existing relationships with executives and C-Suite individuals
    • Project advisory expertise including the development of project charters and plans; management of project execution and successful implementation of the planned solution
    • Hands-on experience in process definition, workflow design and process mapping
    • Execute and operate in high-pressure, fast-paced environments with the ability to quickly adapt to unexpected changes in timelines, deadlines and scope of work
    • Demonstrated record of leadership and effective management in a growing professional services organization; executive presence and ability to act as the primary contact on engagements
CNM LLP offers an excellent base, bonus and incentive compensation package. The benefits package is designed to meet an employee’s needs regardless of the stage an employee is at including medical, dental, paid maternity and parental leave, 401(k) with match and flexible spending accounts for employees and dependents. We offer training that assists employees in reaching their career goals and, in addition to a regular paid time off policy, we also offer an extra five days off between Christmas and New Year holidays annually for a firm-wide shutdown. CNM believes in social interaction and networking and employees participate in unbelievable social events each summer and winter. The firm also supports employees offering an annual technology bonus, health and wellness bonus, monthly cell phone reimbursement, fully stocked kitchens with food, drink and snacks and much, much more. Please reach out to our Talent Acquisition team and we will walk you through why you deserve a career with CNM LLP.
 
Please note: all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.